Christmas Countdown: Boagan Dwarf One – Heather Shotter


Wait until I get my mitts on your cash

Wait until I get my mitts on your cash

Heather Shotter is the first of Michelle Boag’s ten dwarfs.

The Shotter’s an old, old mate of the Boagan’s, a keen gardener and a big fan of immigrants.

She was a PR flack at Sky City and moved up the ranks to become head of operations. Coincidentally, she got in a relationship and later married its CEO Evan Davies. Unfortunately the marriage didn’t last as long as it might have. Still, The Shotter’s come a long way for a girl from the Hawke’s Bay.

Now her close connections with the city’s most powerful men and women have landed her a job with the “Committee for Auckland” over which The Boagan has influence.

And now The Shotter’s signed up her “committee” to support The Boagan’s plan to take the $2.1 billion in shares off the Auckland Energy Consumer Trust (AECT) and cancel the annual $335 Christmas bonus it pays to every house, flat and business in Auckland and South Auckland.

They’ve got Kim Campbell’s EMA to back the confiscation and theft as well.

The Boagan, The Shotter, and Campbell want the $2.1 billion in shares to be given to Lyin’ Len Brown’s Auckland Council.

The plan is that Lyin’ Len would then sell the $2.1 billion in shares that had been stolen from Auckland energy consumers to pay for his trainset.

You are reading this right: The Boagan, Shotter, Committee for Auckland, EMA plan is to confiscate $2.1 billion in privately owned shares, give them to Lyin’ Len and then try to get him to sell them, including to the people they stole them from.

National rising star Jami-Lee Ross puts it best: “Surprised by EMA’s stance on AECT. When was the last time a business lobbyist called for a $2 billion private asset to be nationalised??”

So who is The Shotter’s “Committee for Auckland”

Here’s the truth: it’s mainly a front for Lyin’ Len himself.  

It’s funded by the Auckland Council, Auckland Airport (which Lyin’ Len’s council already owns shares in), Lyin’ Len’s Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development agency (ATEED), his Auckland Regional Facilities agency, Ports of Auckland (100% owned by Lyin’ Len’s Council), Watercare (100% owned by Lyin’ Len’s council) and Waterfront Auckland (100% owned by Lyni’ Len).

Just how much ratepayer’s money goes into funding The Boagan’s mate The Shotter each year?

And what about taxpayers’ money. The “Committee for Wellington” is also funded out of Wellington by The Boagan’s mate Murray McCully through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Also Jonathan Coleman’s Auckland District Health Board and Counties Manukau Health.

And The Boagan’s mate Dame Jenny Gibbs.

Others are:

  • AIA Insurance
  • ANZ Bank
  • ASB Bank
  • AUT University
  • BNZ
  • BECA
  • Boffa Miskell
  • Chapman Tripp
  • Chorus
  • Cooper and Company
  • Deloitte
  • EY
  • Fletcher Building (what a surprise they support Lyin’ Len’s trainset)
  • Fonterra
  • Forsyth Barr
  • Hawkins Construction (another surprise!)
  • IAG
  • Jacobs
  • Kiwi Income Property Trust
  • KPMG
  • Manukau Institute of Technology
  • Massey University
  • Mighty River Power
  • MinterEllison
  • NZBus
  • Precinct Properties (which will make a fortune if Lyin’ Len’s trainset goes ahead)
  • PWC
  • Rider Levell Bucknall
  • Simpson Grierson (Auckland Council’s big lawyers)
  • Sky City (what a surprise)
  • Stevenson
  • The Warehouse
  • Todd Properties
  • Unitec
  • University of Auckland
  • Westpac
  • WT Partnership
  • Auckland Arts Festival
  • Auckland Museum
  • Jasmax
  • Institute of Arhitects
  • Opus
  • The Conference Company
  • THL
  • Tuai Group
  • Warren and Mahoney
  • Auckland City Mission
  • Auckland Communities Foundation
  • Australian Embassy
  • Chinese Embassy
  • US Embassy
  • NZ Council for Infrastructure Development
  • Property Council of NZ
  • Salvation Army
  • Icehouse
  • Anne Blackburn
  • Sir Ron Carter
  • Brian Corban
  • Richard Didsbury
  • Sally Garrett
  • Michael Lorimer
  • Chris Mace
  • Kelly Martin
  • Peter Menzies
  • Bryan Mogridge
  • Diane Robertson
  • Jane Vesty
  • Peter Wall

BIG QUESTION: Do all these people know The Boagan and The Shotter have signed them up to steal $2.1 billion of shares and take $335 year off every Auckland and South Auckland household, flat and business? To pay for the trainset?

Does the Salvation Army and the City Mission know?

Do students at the universities and polytechs know?

What are foreign governments funding The Shotter for?

How much does the foreign ministry pay to The Shotter each year out of our taxes?

How much gets taken out of the Auckland and Manukau health budgets to pay The Shotter?

And most of all, how much from Lyin’ Len’s council overall?

It almost seems like Lyin’ Len is behind all this. He’s got the groups he funds to steal the shares to give them to him, so he can sell them and build his trainset?

And if he wants to sell some shares for his trainset, why not start with Auckland Airport and Ports of Auckland that he owns already?

Tomorrow we introduce the second dwarf: Mayoral aspirant Michael Barnett.


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